[linux-elitists] attack of the low-cost ultra-mobile linux boxen
Mon May 19 10:36:14 PDT 2008
I was tempted by the eee-pc but stayed out
because of the screen (800 pixels wide? heck,
my cell phone does that!). To me, a device
needs 1024 wide to render a web page properly
(due to rigid web designers) and at least 100dpi.
But now with the HP2133 coming out (ship
date ETA 6/1 at last visit to HP.com) I looked
around again I found that there's now an eee-pc
with a bigger, sharper screen, and another very
interesting ultraportable: the wibrain (heheh).
I post here the specs I collected in the hopes it'll save someone else
wibrain b1lh 1024x600 4.8" 247dpi 1.15lb $499 512M RAM 30G
VIA C7M 1.2GHz CPU Linux/Ubuntu dynamism.com or redorbit.com
wibrain b1le 1024x600 4.8" 247dpi 1.15lb $649 1G RAM
60G VIA C7M 1.2GHz CPU Linux/Ubuntu dynamism.com or redorbit.com
eee pc 900 1024x600 8.9" 133dpi 2.1lb $550 1G RAM 20G
Intel Linux/Suse centralcomputer
hp 2133 1280x1024 8.9" 184dpi 2.8lb $550 512M RAM
20G VIA C7-M 1.2 Ghz Linux KR922UT Linux version from hp.com ships
In the end I bought an eee pc 900 in person at Central Computer in
Santa Clara rather than wait for the HP, partly because I'm heading to
Asia in a week and partly because it has more memory.
A couple of cool things I found after I bought it:
1) ASUS has, in its manual, a list of devices qualified to work with
it (mostly USB devices) including normally problematic things like TV
2) It has voice activation included for launching apps: you say
"computer, notes" and it brings up a sticky note. You say "computer,
clock" and it brings up a world clock app.
3) Power supply is 12V DC which is handy
Please keep in touch.
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